Author(s): Anne Rice
In Israel, in the turbulent first century, a baby is born to a humble Jewish family Ã¢ÂÂ but to a great destiny. His is an uneasy childhood, as he begins to come to terms with his extraordinary powers, and the whispered mysteries surrounding his birth. The tyrannical rule of King Herod has driven the family from the Holy Land to the relative safety of cosmopolitan Alexandria. But on HerodÃ¢ÂÂs death, they decide to return home to Israel, to Galilee, a troubled land under Roman occupation, at a time of chaos and turmoil, insurrection and confusionÃ¢ÂÂ¦ First published 2005.
The book Anne Rice was born to write, a novel about the 'ultimate supernatural hero, the ultimate outsider, and the ultimate immortal of them all'. 20041129
Anne Rice is the author of The Vampire Chronicles and creator of phenomenally successful fictional worlds in 25 previous novels, most recently Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle. She has been at work on the research and writing of Christ the Lord for 10 years. She recently moved from her native New Orleans to La Jolla, California.